Local Member Chapters

Midwest Member Chapter Established 1915
Chapter territory includes Northwestern Indiana, Northern Illinois, Wisconsin, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa


Mike Schwentor
U. S. Steel – Gary Works

Vice Chair
Jason Strobel
Integrated Mill Systems

Kurt Schmiegel
DLZ Industrial, LLC

Ron Smolen
H.A. Smolen Co.

Upcoming Meetings

Dinner Meeting

Date: 10 October 2023    Location: Avalon Manor, Merrillville, Indiana
Contact: Bill Cornell, Jr. +1.219.940.9521   AIST-Kickoff@stevensec.com 

19th Annual Holiday Dinner Dance

Date: 02 December 2023    Location: Blue Chip Casino Hotel Spa, Michigan City, Indiana
Contact: Michelle Price at +1.219.472.7807   MKPrice@stecgi.com 

Hockey Game

Date: 15 February 2024    Location: United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Contact: Kurt Schmiegel, +1.219.764.4700   kschmiegel@dlz.com 

Chapter Scholarship

The Midwest Member Chapter awards up to fourteen (14) scholarships, totaling up to $42,000 per year.

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Student Chapter Contacts

Find out what Midwest universities are included in AIST’s worldwide network of student chapters.

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Chapter History

Learn about the people and events that contributed to the establishment of AIST’s Midwest Member Chapter.

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Get Involved

Make the choice to invest in your future and the future of steel by actively participating in the Midwest Chapter.

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New Chapter Members

View Members who have joined the Midwest Chapter in the last 30 days.

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